Celebrity Style Capture: Janelle Monae





Janelle Monet Style, Plus Size Celebrity Style
Janelle Monae, besides being just very talented,  walks a road less traveled in the entertainment industry.  She has controlled her image through very conservative, but stylish and polished clothing. She sells her music, her voice, her talent, but not her sexuality. Definitely apart of the girl power movement and considers herself somewhat of a feminist, she made me fall in love with her.  I've wanted capture her style for a while now.  I adore her in the Cover Girl commercials and applaud them for making her a one of their celebrity models.  They often showcase different non-traditional forms of beauty.  In a world, where young girls are subjected to overtly sexual images, she is definitely an alternative and more appropriate image for their young and impressionable minds.  As a woman in fashion, I often run into grown women who think the skin revealing, curve hugging form of sexy is the only goal/look to aspire to.  Like that is the only way to be attractive.  Janelle just stomps all over that.  She is beautiful, vibrant, and dare I say sexy in her own right.  Just for the record, I'm definitely not opposed to sexy and love artists like Beyonce who own their sexuality.  I, although they use different approaches, consider both Beyonce and Janelle Monae to be girl power promoters. Just some food for thought.    

Style Note:  This was an easy look to recreate. I even tried to do some of Janelle's animated poses.  Anyways, black and white is always a classic look however you wear it. Note on the suspenders.  Avoid the super cheap ones (the ones less than $5).  They will break or tear up in some sort of way.  



Top:  JCPenney (similar), Suspenders - Asos, Tie - Topman, Pants - JIBRI, Shoes - 6pm, Lip - MAC Red

22 comments

  1. That is sooo cute! You have such great style

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  2. No way! That's so cute! Love it <3
    Wish I could pull that off hehe

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  3. Adorable! I love Janelle and I LOVE this look!!

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  4. I have been wanting to do this on my own blog for a while. I love Janelle's style!

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  5. I just adore Janelle! Her style and expressions are always perfect. Thanks for this "look"! I love it. :)

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  6. this is just amazing! i love these installments! i really want to try some out for my blog!
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  7. I love the look. I might would try a skirt being that I don't wear pants very often AND the hair ♥

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  8. I love this on you! I'm just curious, is this a look that you wore out? Or is it something you simply modeled for the blog without taking it out on the town?

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    1. I actually wore everything but the tie and the hair bouffant -- My hair doesn't have the great stay power, so it was falling.

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    2. Awesome! I'd love to try something like this, but fear it would feel too costume-y. Wearing my regular hairstyle would probably help make it feel more "normal" for me. Great idea!

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    3. Yeah I thought about that as well. This is such a signature look for her that it would be too recognizable and costume-y. I actually think it would make an excellent Halloween costume LOL. Taking down the bouffant and off the tie, just turned it into a cute look.

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  9. I absolutely love whenever you post a Style Capture you always make the outfit look so good! It makes me want to step out of my fashion comfort zone and try new styles ^__^

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  10. You look just great here. I love this outfit. It's classic but with the claw :) Just great.

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